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Broken Sewer Leads to Partial Street Closure East New York, Brooklyn

The primary reason for starting at the building is to avoid missing the pipe. In some cases the sewer pipe may take a turn on the sidewalk, or roadway and for this reason the plumber may not be able to locate the pipe. All of the new pipe was installed under the sidewalk on the first day of w

Copper is installed

Replacing Broken 100 Year Old Lead Water Main – Queens

The emergency crew was dispatched to two family house in queens after the homeowner became aware that her lead water main was leaking inside her utility closet. Her son setup a temporary fix to divert the water leak into her sewer. The temporary diversion allowed for some breathing room and avoided her house from flooding.

Underground tunnel

How Long Does It Take to install a Water Main in NYC ?

When installing a new water main and connection for a domestic or sprinkler service, the paperwork and permits usually take more time than the actual water main installation process. The details on required plans and permits will vary pending the specifics of the water main installation. If you are installing a domestic water main, the process is usually quicker than if you are installing a sprinkler service.

Installing new cast iron sewer pipe

Repair Sewer Line Under Roadway or Sidewalk Video

It is important for property owners to understand all of the details associated with a sewer repair. Most homeowners call their local plumber when experiencing a sewer backup and in many cases the sewer pipe is diagnosed as broken. The plumber will most commonly use a sewer snake or a camera to determine the exact location of the break. In most cases they do not take the time to describe how much work is associated with digging up the street or sidewalk to repair the sewer.

Installing copper in plastic tube

How to Prevent an Electrolysis Leak on Your Water Main

Homeowners across the Five Boroughs have been experiencing pinhole leaks in their copper tubing, which has been caused by electrolysis. Electrolysis occurs when there is an underground DC current leak from an underground electric source. These small pinhole leaks (also known as “pitting”)

Digging on the property

Water Main Break Causes Pressure Problems

Older homes across the Five Boroughs of NYC are known for experiencing water main breaks. Most recently NYC homeowners living in homes built prior to 1968 are experiencing an influx of broken water main breaks and nobody knows exactly why. Over the previous weeks many homeowners have become aware of their broken water lines after […]

Connecting new copper pipe

How to Get Rid of Lead in Drinking Water

Lead levels in drinking water has become a highly discussed topic over recent months. Earlier in 2016 several NJ schools were scrutinized for extremely high levels of lead in the children’s drinking water. At this point the concern has become other schools in the New York City and New Jersey area that are not

The sinkhole

Broken Sewer Leads to Hole In Street

A homeowner in Prospect Heights Brooklyn began to notice a small sinkhole forming in the roadway throughout the winter. At first he didn’t think much of it, as it is common to see sinkholes throughout the streets of Brooklyn. Shortly after he started to experience sewage backups in his sewer trap and decided

Removing the old pipe

NYC Experiences a Spike in Water Main Breaks March 2016

The average increase in broken water mains for the month of March is around 18% over the previous ten years. NYC experienced a 22% increase over the previous month

Sewer pipe installation under sidewalk

Sewer Drain Pipe Replacement Atlantic Av , Brooklyn

The new sewer line installation began on the sidewalk after obtaining all required DEP and DOT permits. The existing sewer line was eight feet deep and had to be replaced from the foundation wall, out towards the street.